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pancreatic juice

noun, Biochemistry.
a thick, colorless, very alkaline fluid secreted by the pancreas, containing enzymes that break down protein, fat, and starch.
Origin of pancreatic juice
First recorded in 1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for pancreatic juice
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  • The pancreatic juice enters the intestinal tube of this animal about fourteen inches below the point where the bile is poured in.

  • The second enzym to be considered in the pancreatic juice is trypsin.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
  • Does our saliva do for us anything like what it does for the earthworm; and our pancreatic juice?

  • The fat-digesting enzym of the pancreatic juice is steapsin.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
  • It is formed by the union of two distinct fluids—the bile and the pancreatic juice.

    A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
  • The saliva, and the pancreatic juice, transform the insoluble starch into soluble sugar.

    Lumen Camille Flammarion
  • The pancreatic juice does the same kind of work that is done by the saliva, the gastric juice, and the bile.

  • Further, the pancreatic juice is a remarkably active fluid, and proteolysis under its influence must make rapid strides.

    On Digestive Proteolysis R. H. Chittenden
  • The pancreatic juice acts upon the starch which has escaped the action of the saliva, and also continues the work of the stomach.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • The peculiar and very active diastatic ferment of pancreatic juice converts starch into sugar very readily.

British Dictionary definitions for pancreatic juice

pancreatic juice

the clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas that is released into the duodenum and contains several digestive enzymes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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pancreatic juice in Medicine

pancreatic juice n.
A clear, alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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